It is a style of building construction using timbers instead of lumber (2X4’s, etc.) dating back to as early as 200 BC. A timber frame structure is built to last for generations. One element of timber frame construction is its unique joinery; mortises and tenons fastened together with wooden pegs. A unique element is the timber for a building is prepared ahead of time, test fitted, then assembled from horizontal to vertical one by one. Prior to the 1900’s timber framing was used throughout the world. With the introduction of finished lumber and “stick building” timber frame construction was fast becoming a dying art. Luckily, there has been resurgence in timber framing construction starting in the 1970’s.
Cedarville Carpenter Company located in Millers Mills, New York, has been transitioning from a general carpentry company to a timber frame builder. Owner, Michael Jones, first learned about timber framing while attending college at Alfred State College-School of Applied Technology. In 2012, he graduated from The Heartwood School for Timber Frame, in Massachusetts. As a member of the Timber Framers Guild, he has attended numerous conferences and participated in several Community Building Projects throughout the United States. His most recent Guild event was raising the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitors' Center in Schuylerville NY. organic natural
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